Hello! We are Justin and Cassity!

It’s nice to virtually meet you and welcome to our blog!

This blog is all about the DIY. We are obsessed with remodeling, projects, and we love to share all the details with you. It is so satisfying to improve our home on a budget and do it ourselves. We hope you will find some inspiration to create new spaces and remodel old ones in your own home.

We started our adventure in remodeling over 21 years ago and yes, you can say we are addicted. But we don’t have any plans to get help, in fact we have lists and lists of plans for more projects.

Our motto is reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose, remodel (try saying that 5 times fast)! We try to use old things in creative ways and reuse our old building supplies in other projects.

We are obsessed with with DIY and remodeling and we know you are too. We love to share your projects as well our own, If you have a project that you think would be a good fit for our blog we would love to see it.

How it started

Cassity loves almost every creative avenue and likes to have projects to keep her busy. When it comes to remodeling we try to do it on a tight budget.

We are currently working on our 5th project house.
1st the Logan House
2nd the Downing House
3rd the Park House
4th The Canyon House
5th (and Current) The Birch House

We started blogging on our second house, and have tried to bring you some of our first adventures in remodeling as Retro Remodels.

About Cassity

(I’m the one on the the keyboard most of the time)

We have a family blog.  You can check out the madness and the mess there first hand. If I make appearances it is usually wearing p.j.s without brushed hair.

I am a wife and mother first and foremost.

My husband is a dream. He can do anything, and is cheerful about most anything I ask. He is a landscape architect, so we love to design together!

I am an Interior Designer, according to my bachelor’s degree. I do not work in the field though. I help friends and fix up our houses, but that is all for now. The most important thing to me, is my family and I choose to stay at home. Luckily, we have been blessed with the abilities to use our resources wisely and I can stay home!

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Our Family

It took us eight years to conceive. It was a difficult and painful path, I mention this, because for those of you going through it, you are not alone. I feel so much for you and pray you get your baby too. We are approved for adoption, and still looking into the possibilities. Please contact us if you are considering placing a child for adoption, which I believe is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another.

Out of the blue, in the fall of 2008 I got pregnant, we finally had our dreams of becoming parents come true! Our daughter, Etta  (and now Lydia too 2/11) are the new loves of our lives!  They are such happy, easy, fun, beautiful, talented, adorable, sweet, smart, talkative, good sleeping… babies!  We hope to have 3 more just like them as soon as we can…  (okay, so that is the plan, we’ll see what happens when we have 4ish)  

We love our pets! We have two indoor cats, and 4 chickens, 2 hens and 2 roosters (we were planning on all hens, and the joke was on us. We raised 5 “hens”, all turned out to be roosters!… Long painful story, but anyway we are down to 2 and it will stay like that until they get mean, and need to find a new home!- no they will not be dinner, I want them to have full lives!)

We hope you like our blog and find inspiration to tackle some projects at your house!

Please remember, this blog is for entertainment purposes only. With ALL of our free DIY projects and tutorials, be certain to read over the complete tutorial before starting a project. Build at your own risk and be smart, be safe. We will not be responsible for any injury or damage incurred while following a tutorial from our site. None of our posts should be considered expert advice; please consult a professional when needed, read all safety and instruction manuals, and take all safety precautions. All projects performed following instructions found on this site are done at your own risk.

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